Santa Ema “Barrel Select” Carmenere, Cachapoal, Chile.

Grape 100% Carménère [car-min-YEHR]   Facts Oh, Carmenere! What happened? You had such potential and there were such high expectations for you! There’s no doubt that Chile hedged their bets on Carmenere doing well, but I think it almost turned into a “novelty grape”, much in the same way as Pinotage in South Africa. As much buzz as their was surrounding Carmenere (as recently as a few years ago), the hype seems to have fallen…

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